What Would Kanye Do? Here's How To Blag Your Way Into A Fashion Party

Just because you haven't been invited to the fashion week party of the season doesn't mean you can't go. Like what would Kanye do? Here's how to blag you're way in...

Planning is key....

Research with military precision who is running the event and who is actually on the guestlist. If you can get a couple of names of the key PRs that will be there even better. Memorise to name drop later. 

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Be confident....

When approaching the party, don't act nervous. You want to give the impression you have been invited. The brand wants you there. You ARE important. 

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First impressions are everything...

Walk up to the top of the queue with confidence. If possible don't stop at the girl with the clipboard. Think about it, if you stop then they have a reason to stop you. Remember you're invited, they're expecting you. Why would you stop? 

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The paparazzi are key...

If you can get the paps to mistake you for a celebrity, however, minor do it. But don't stop and pose. All celebrities act like they hate the paps, remember they are a nuisance, you're trying to get away from them. Security on the door will have been briefed to usher any celebrities inside immediately so use this to your advantage. 

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Make the clipboard wielders think they know you...

Bounce up to them on the door with a huge; "OMG hi babe, it's been WAY too long, how are you?" and a huge hug, natch. They'll be too mortified to pretend they don' know you. 

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Get your story straight...

Pretending your someone's plus one and you're meeting them inside always works well. All you need is a legit name. Search twitter and Instagram for pre-party brags and ta-dah you've got one.

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Or be a vlogger...

You'll need an outlandish outfit - think Iris Apfel meets Bryanboy and an I-phone. Then start vlogging as you make your way to the door, if anyone interrupts, act hysterical. Tell them they're interrupting your live periscope and that you're huge audience in Asia are going to be furious. 

 

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When the door person asks for your name...

Say it with a smile. When they tell you they can't find it, stop smiling, immediately. How dare they humilate you like this. 

 

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Then act confused...

Tell them your assistant RSVP'd last week so it really doesn't make ANY sense. 

 

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Try to get the line on your side....

The name checker will go through the list again. Look at the line behind you, then at your watch and give an eye-roll. You need to make person checking the list feel really uncomfortable and make it clear you're not happy to be kept waiting. 

 

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Stick to your story....

If they say they still can't find your name, continue to act confused. Repeat your name. Repeat your story. Repeat your name. Repeat your story. Make it clear, the only place you're going is to the party. 

 

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Stand your ground...

If they ask you to step to one side, don't. Remember you're invited, why would you stand to one side while they let everyone else in? 

 

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Remember no is not an answer...

If they continue to say you're not on the list, it's time to get serious. Give them a nonchalant French style shrug and then with a sarcastic smile, tell them you want to speak to their senior. 

 

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Reiterate how important you are...

Pretend you're insulted that they've even asked for your name in the first place. Lists are like so #basic.

 

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The key is persistence...

Sometimes it's easier just to let someone in, than to argue in a doorway in front of other partygoers. When you get told to go ahead, thank the PR and tell them you hope it won't be as difficult next time. 

 

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Once you're inside...

Grab a glass of the free champagne and celebrate. Then get social-ing. Afterall, it didn't happen if it's not on Instagram. 

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